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News Release
Public Open House on April 17th, 2018 Redevelopment of the Providence Academy Site - 04/16/18

The Historic Trust invites the community to join in a public open house on April 17, 2018 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm to provide input and feedback on redevelopment of the Providence Academy site.  The open house will be held in the Providence Academy ballroom with an opportunity to engage with the Trust on the history of the Providence Academy and the guiding principles established for the site.  The public will also have an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed plan for redevelopment of the western portion of the site.

Since acquisition of the 7-acre Providence Academy site in 2015, the Historic Trust has worked to preserve the Academy Building and position the site for redevelopment. The Trust has made significant progress in renovating the Providence Academy Building and extensively engaging with the development community to prepare a program to redevelop the site into a mixed-use urban campus. The Trust selected Marathon Acquisition & Development based on a shared vision and aligned principles.

For those who cannot make it to the Open House, renderings of the proposed buildings will be online at starting Wednesday, April 18th. Comments will be accepted online through that website as well.

The community engagement initiative launched by the Trust includes stakeholder engagement, an Academy Advisory Team, and a public open house. The Academy Advisory Team will develop recommendations for plan revisions based on stakeholder, public, Clark County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) and City of Vancouver feedback.


About The Historic Trust: The Historic Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, celebration, and preservation of our community's history. Learn more at

About Marathon: The Marathon family of companies is comprised of three vertically integrated entities specializing in development, construction, and management of multi-family real estate. Marathon’s control of every facet of a development provides a unique ability to manage quality and cost.  As a long-term holder Marathon is motivated to build high quality apartments that enrich communities.  Marathon was formed in 1979 as an affiliate of Simpson Housing, a large multi-state apartment development company.  Since inception Marathon has developed, constructed, and managed thousands of apartments and ancillary commercial space. 

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